Charting the rise of Family MUAC: equipping families across the world with the tools to identify wasting at home

  Globally, wasting treatment services admit over 5 million children on a yearly basis, providing lifesaving therapeutic treatment to these high-risk children. Yet only one third of children with wasting receive treatment. Limited geographic coverage means that treatment is just not available in many places. Scaling-up services within countries is essential to ensure that treatment […]

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Reflexivity in quantitative research – A Master of Global Health class perspective

  “Are numbers in quantitative research objective?” Our 2021-2022 Masters of Global Health class at Karolinska Institutet reflected during an in-class discussion on the role of reflexivity in quantitative research. The question was raised after learning about the concept in our qualitative research lectures. While reflexivity was used as a quality measurement in qualitative research, […]

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Two cases of SARS: Fighting police brutality and COVID-19 in Nigeria

  Over the last three weeks, young people have taken to the streets across the country, in the middle of a pandemic, to protest against police brutality in Nigeria. In some instances, the peaceful protestors have been met with more violence and to one of the darkest days in modern history in Nigeria now infamously […]

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The vulnerable are here too: Insights from Nigeria

  While interviewing patients, family members and healthcare professionals for my research in Nigeria, I interviewed a 70-year-old woman who has been wheelchair-bound for almost 13 years after having a stroke. Her older son lives outside of Nigeria and she currently lives in her own house with her youngest son and daughter-in-law. The vulnerable woman […]

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Ce qui peut être compté ne compte pas forcément : les évaluations d’impact à méthodes mixtes dans le domaine de la santé globale

Ce qui compte ne peut pas toujours être compté, et ce qui peut être compté ne compte pas forcément : William Bruce Cameron Les campagnes de vaccination augmentent-elles le taux de vaccination des jeunes enfants?  Les programmes de visites à domicile pour les nouvelles mères ont-ils un effet positif sur l’allaitement maternel exclusif ? Les études […]

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Economic Warfare is Fuelling a Pandemic: US Sanctions to Iran during COVID-19

  In March 2020, to the dismay of the public health community, the US government imposed a series of fresh economic sanctions on entities trading with Iran. This is only six days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak “a global pandemic”. While sanctions can have negative effects on population health in times of relative stability, they pose a serious threat to global health […]

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Who are the peers in peer-review? A call to redefine

  Eighteen months, six leading journals and one published article later. This is the headline of the harrowing experience my colleagues and I recently survived. From all indication, this is not as harrowing as it gets. Just six journals! Some, I have since learnt have had to power through more. In other words, our experience […]

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‘Invisible lives behind visible waste’: Experiences of sanitation workers and waste pickers in India

  India’s municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system rests on the back of a faceless workforce, comprising a myriad of actors: sanitation workers in the formal sector are contracted directly by the government municipalities and are responsible for sweeping the streets, cleaning drains and transporting the waste to landfills; door-to-door garbage collectors are often subcontracted […]

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COVID-19 en Guinée : mobilisation de la première ligne de soins au Sud et au Nord!

This blog is a part of # COVID19Africa Series. Click for English version. Malgré la rhétorique en vigueur et l’expérience acquise dans la gestion de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola, la mise en pratique dans le système de santé guinéen des (dures) leçons apprises laisse encore à désirer. Bien que toutes les structures […]

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Decentralized response to COVID-19 in Nepal

  The world is battling with COVID-19 and each country is embracing shared but distinct strategies. COVID-19 presents additional challenge in low- and middle-income countries like Nepal, where the health system is often not adequately prepared to manage the epidemic. Facilities for hand washing and infection prevention at health facilities are minimum requirements and are […]

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